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DGM2022 Submission Form for Contributions is open!


Authors can submit contributions for the 38th annual conference on „Psychology of Popular Music" in Würzburg on Septebmer 2-4 of 2022 (Call for Papers as PDF). Please note that the previous year's account is no longer active for data protection reasons, you will need to re-register for this year.

If you have any problems creating the account or submitting the contribution, please contact the webmaster.

37th annual conference "Music and Social Connectedness"


The conference in Würzburg, which had already been postponed in 2020, had to be postponed again this year due to the ongoing covid pandemic, which is why a virtual conference was held again in 2021, but this time not exclusively as a poster conference, but also with 5 talks, a PhD student workshop and presentations and workshops by members on emoTouch Web, the DOTS server, the submission process in the JBDGM and career prospects. The poster exhibition was presented on the DGM website with additional audio and video material, Gather.Town and Zoom were used for the talks, and some authors used their own platforms for poster presentations. Nina Düvel received this years best poster award.

DGM annual conferences 2021 and 2022


Dear members,

as always, we would like to inform you about the most important current and planned activities of the DGM in the first months of the new year. The DGM annual conference 2020 was held as a virtual poster conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was organized by the members of the board. After long consultations with the organizing team, we decided to postpone the annual conference on "The Psychology of Popular Music", planned at the Institute Human-Computer-Media of the Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg by one year to September 2022 due to the ongoing pandemic situation.
The 2021 annual conference will again be held virtually in an expanded format including the doctoral workshop from September 2-3, 2021 on the topic "Music and Social Connectedness".

More information will be continuously updated on the website, the Call for Papers will be sent out with the newsletter soon and will also be available on the website.

Panel: Good Research Practice


The DGM supports the rules of good scientific practice, which are interdisciplinarily developed by the German Research Foundation (DFG). (Link here). The members of the DGM already adopted subject-specific recommendations on handling research data at the 2018 general meeting.

A panel of usually five experienced members of the DGM is dedicated to all issues of good research practice. The panel was first elected in September 2020 for a term of four years. Current members of the panel are

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Auhagen
Prof. Dr. Veronika Busch
Prof. Dr. Heiner Gembris
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kopiez
Prof. Dr. Kathrin Schlemmer

The panel will be the first point of contact if conflicts arise or violations of good practice are suspected.

Virtual poster conference 2020


The virtual poster conference 2020 was successfully held from September 3-6, 2020. The contributions could be viewed online and commented on, some authors organized poster talks via Zoom, Jitsi or Webex. Also the general meeting was held via Zoom. In addition to the general agenda, prizes for the best posters were awarded by a jury. Congratulations to the winners Emma Allingham and Anja Feneberg.

Printed Volume 28 ("Music Psychology – Music and Motion") has been published by Waxmann


Volume 28 of the Yearbook of Music Psychology has been published as a printed book by Waxmann Verlag (Münster, Germany). Beside the research papers that have been recently published as Open Access at the book contains some additional bonus metarial, e.g. book reviews and conference reports.
The book is now available in bookstores and will be sent to the members of the German Society for Music Psychology free of charge as part of their membership.

Call for Papers | JBDGM Volume 29: "Music in Audiovisual Contexts"

The next volume of the Yearbook of Music Psychology will cover the topic of Music in Audiovisual Contexts. Hereby we would like to invite you to submit contributions in German or English language to the main topic for this volume (

The new Website goes online

Due to the increasing use of mobile devices, it has become necessary to update the website. Along with the update changes in design and functionality have been made. The website is currenty being expanded and tested. A number of texts have to be translated for the english version, which will take some time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you notice errors or malfunctions, please report them to the webmaster.

Dealing with Research Data

A statement by the DGM on the DFG guideline on how to deal with research data can be found here (German only).

Modifications in the Constitution

During the general meeting on september 7th of 2018, some proposed changes in the text were decided by vote. Find the new version on the page "The DGM" or download the German version here as PDF.